Five things you need to know about Student Wellbeing Services
- SWS is your point of contact for therapeutic interventions and non-clinical general advice and guidance
- SWS works with disabled students to ensure you're able to access your learning and teaching
- SWS hosts the University Medical Service, Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and Bath Spa Care Dogs
- SWS offers 24/7 access to services
- SWS is #hereforyou
Accessibility and Disability Service
Student Wellbeing Services provides information, advice and guidance for applicants and students who identify as disabled, neurodiverse, have a mental health or medical condition, and a specific learning difference such as dyslexia.
Mental Health Service
We understand the value of speaking about mental health and are here to help you. We provide professional, short-term interventions and can help you access a range of services.
The Wellbeing Service provides non-clinical advice and guidance, using an evidence-based model to enable positive wellbeing and behaviours. Areas we can help with include homesickness, transitioning to university life, money management and general wellbeing.
Care Leavers, Estranged students, Young Adult Carers and Foyer students
If you identify with any of these groups you can have a named point of contact in our Wellbeing Service. They can speak with you about your eligibility for additional bursaries, accommodation and student finance. If helpful, your advisor will stay in regular contact with you throughout your time at Bath Spa.
Our Chaplains are here for everyone. They can support you through opportunities and challenges, or chat through questions of life and faith. Their programme includes morning prayer, stillness, drop-in sessions and fundraising challenges.
Whenever you need support, SWS has a range of digital resources and support available online 24/7.
Not sure who you want to speak to?
Not a problem, just fill in the simple self-referral form and we'll be in touch as soon as we can.
Our #BathSpaDogs can't wait to meet you!
Keep an eye out for our Bath Spa Care Dogs who will be out and about on campus in their blue bandanas during the Welcome Weeks.
Your checklist for the first few weeks of term
Make the most of our wellbeing resources in your first few weeks of uni.
Register with our University Medical Service
Find out about our Medical Service and how to book appointments.
Student post: looking after your mental health
Read this blog from current student Kelly about self-care.
Student post: accessibility and support
Rebecca Spicer shares her insights into accessibility and university.
Watch our self-care video series
We commissioned Lucy Aston from Yogadoo to create a playlist of videos specifically to help you take care of yourself. The videos were all created at our Newton Park campus.
Learning these skills will be useful way beyond your student years; they'll set you up to succeed. If you find them helpful, subscribe to the playlist on YouTube so that you can review the techniques when you need them.
Parents and supporters
We understand the critical role parents, friends, and supporters have in encouraging the success of students. We've put together a toolkit for parents and supporters to help them support you at university.
Need to report something?
At Bath Spa, we're committed to ensuring that the whole community feels safe on campus. Report and Support is our online recording tool for any safeguarding, bullying or harassment concerns.